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Top Ten Fraud-Related Complaints In Illinois

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has released its “top ten” list of consumer complaints. They are:   1. Consumer Debt (mortgage lending, debt collections, credit cards) 3,655 2. Identity Theft (fraudulent credit cards and utility accounts, bank […]


Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

FAQ: April 7 City Election

The Chicago City Board of Election Commissioners has the answers to frequently asked questions. Click here to learn more.


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Domestic Violence Help Line

For more information about the city of Chicago’s domestic violence help line, click here.


Oscar Red Carpet Looks For Cheap

(CBS) — Fashion has become a big part of Hollywood’s biggest night, but those designer dresses can be expensive. Laurie Davis, owner of Lulu’s Vintage, has tips to get red carpet looks for less.


City Warming Centers: Where To Go

For a list of Chicago warming centers, click here.


Job Fair for Black America Info

(CBS) — The Job Fair for Black America hosted by author Eddie Taylor will take place Thursday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, click here.


Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes

(CBS) — Italian master chocolatier Chef Fabio Catalani has a few delicious chocolate recipes that are sure to impress your date. BACI CHOCOLATE SALAMI Serves 4 Ingredients: ½ cup butter 2 bars dark chocolate (51%, […]



Early Voting Begins For Chicago Mayoral, Aldermanic Elections

Early voting starts Monday at 51 locations in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says each site also will offer voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.


Four children died in a fire in the Roseland neighborhood on Sept. 8, 2014. No working smoke detectors were found in the apartment where the children died, or the unit where the fire started. (Credit: CBS)

City Publishes List Of “Problem Landlords”

Four months after four children died in a house fire in Roseland, city officials were cracking down on landlords who routinely violate Chicago building codes.


Auction To Sell Off Hoarder’s Collection Of Toys, War Memorabilia

An unusal auction was scheduled for this weekend, featuring rare antiques and memorabilia amassed by a suburban hoarder.


Active Tranportation Alliance Cold Bike Challenge

(CBS) — For more information on the Cold Bike Challenge, visit


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Woman Speaks Up About Infertility In African American Women

CBS 2 Suzanne Le Mignot explains, one woman is raising her voice about this issue and sharing her struggle, hoping others hear her message.


A Chicago Streets & Sanitation worker cleans anti-Semitic graffiti from a garage in West Rogers Park. Several garages and a small synagogue were vandalized on Sunday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Chicago Incidents Detailed In Wiesenthal Center Report On Midwest Anti-Semitism

What do vandalism on Chicago’s North Side and bullying at a public school here have in common? CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports both ended up on a list tracking Anti-Semitism in the Midwest.


DIY Home Makeover Ideas

(CBS) For more DIY home makeover ideas from Beth Engelman, visit


Pedestrians use Chicago's little-known "Pedway," a system of tunnels. (CBS)

Pedway Offers Warm Shortcuts To Avoid Cold Downtown

For those of us who had to come to work, the key to staying warm can be a few shortcuts, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.


Garlic Soup Recipe

(CBS) — Garlic soup recipe from Modified Garlic Soup Recipe Serves 4 26 garlic cloves (unpeeled) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) organic butter (grass fed) 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/2 cup […]


Family Raising Money For Illinois Girl Who Lost Parents In Plane Crash

(CBS) The family of a seven-year-old girl from Illinois who survived a plane crash in Kentucky has set up a website to accept donations for her, Both of her parents, her sister and a […]


Pothole Tracker

Has That Pothole Been Fixed Yet? Website Lets You Track Progress

The city of Chicago website Pothole TrackerPot lets residents check the status of repair jobs requested through the 3-1-1 phone system.


New Year’s Eve Party Tips

(CBS) — Maris Callahan from “In Good Taste” magazine shares tips to help you plan your New Year’s Eve party. -Up your table decor game (everything you need in one box) from Sparkle & Dine […]